EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 12 DECEMBER 1979 IN COLOMBIA

THE EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 12 DECEMBER 1979 IN COLOMBIA George Pararas-Carayannis (Excerpts from a survey undertaken from December 20, 1979, to January 5, 1980, in Colombia and Ecuador and from Report submitted to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and to the International Coordination Group for the Tsunami Warning System in the Pacific(ICG/ITSU).(INTRODUCTION A major earthquake […]

HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKES IN CHINA

    HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKES IN CHINA George Pararas-Carayannis (Excerpts from Unpublished Manuscript) INTRODUCTION The collision of India with the Asian mainland during the earliest Eocene (~50 Ma) has resulted in the growth of the world’s largest orogenic belt, the Himalayas, and the associated Tibetan plateau. The seismotectonic tectonic evolution of China is characterized by the […]

EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION IN CHINA – Monitoring Animal Behavior

Web www.drgeorgepc.com EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION IN CHINA – Monitoring Animal Behavior George Pararas Carayannis (Excerpts from Unpublished Manuscript) Introduction In order to reduce the risk of an earthquake and reduce and mitigate its effects, it is necessary to predict where and when a future, large earthquake may occur. For example, it would be important to know when […]

INSTABILITY OF KILAUEA VOLCANO’S SOUTHERN FLANK – EVALUATION OF MASS EDIFICE FAILURES, FLANK COLLAPSES AND POTENTIAL TSUNAMI GENERATION

INSTABILITY OF KILAUEA VOLCANO’S SOUTHERN FLANK – EVALUATION OF MASS EDIFICE FAILURES, FLANK COLLAPSES AND POTENTIAL TSUNAMI GENERATIONGeorge Pararas-CarayannisCopyright © 2005. All Rights Reserved Introduction Throughout Kilauea volcano’s geologic history there have been numerous mass edifice failures, collapses, and subsidence along its southern flank – some associated with earthquakes and local destructive tsunamis such as […]

TSUNAMIS OF VOLCANIC ORIGIN IN THE LESSER ANTILLES ISLANDS OF THE CARIBBEAN 

TSUNAMIS OF VOLCANIC ORIGIN IN THE LESSER ANTILLES ISLANDS OF THE CARIBBEAN George Pararas-CarayannisExcerpts from a presentation at the 2004 National Science Foundation Tsunami Workshop in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from other papers published in the Journal of Tsunami Hazards, http://www.STHJOURNAL.ORG and from other publications and review of the literature.INTRODUCTION Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, volcanic island flank […]

EARTHQUAKES AND TSUNAMIS OF DECEMBER 1812 IN SANTA BARBARA,  CALIFORNIA 

EARTHQUAKES AND TSUNAMIS OF DECEMBER 1812 IN SANTA BARBARA,  CALIFORNIA  George Pararas-Carayannis(Excerpts from a study of historical tsunamis in California undertaken under contract with Marine Advisors, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Agency and the U. S. Army Coastal Engineering Research Center in connection with the licencing of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant and subsequent licencing […]

EFFECTS OF THE 27 MARCH 1964 ALASKA TSUNAMI IN CALIFORNIA

EFFECTS OF THE 27 MARCH 1964 ALASKA TSUNAMI IN CALIFORNIA George Pararas-CarayannisIntroduction The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 28 March 1964 (UTC date – 27 March local date)) generated a great tsunami which was extremely damaging, not only in Alaska but along Vancouver Island and Northern California. The tsunami waves affected the entire California coastline but […]